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White Princess  


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Elevation: 9,800'
Location: 63.4195, -145.4209 View Map  Incorrect?
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BETA PHOTO: White Princess Pk.from the Castner Glacier Aug 200...

Description 

A great AK Grade 1 warm up in the Deltas. See the American Alpine Journal, 1961, or Alaska: A Climbing Guide (Wood, Coombs).

Getting There 

Start is at the East side of AK4 at the pass between Glenallen and Delta Junction.

Climbing Season



Weather station 18.4 miles from here

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A view of the West Ridge from about 6000 ft.

West Ridge AI1-2 Steep Snow  AK : Interior Alaska/Alaska Rang... : ... : White Princess
Hike up the rock-covered Castner Glacier until the south, M'Ladies Branch veers off. A nice camp overlooks the West Ridge from at about 6000ft. Follow the obvious West Ridge for about 4000ft to the summit....[more]   Browse More Classics in AK

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NW face of White Princess on the approach up the M'Ladies Branch
NW face of White Princess on the approach up the M...
White Princess from the W Ridge of Black Cap
White Princess from the W Ridge of Black Cap

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By Rik Anderson
From: C/S, Colorado/Talkeetna, Alask
Apr 22, 2010
To access White Princess start at the Castner Glacier. On highway 4, Richardson HWY, the Caster is about 15 miles south of Black Rapids. There is a dirt road on the east side just north of the Miller Crk. bridge with some good campsites. This has access to many fun peaks: M'Ladies, Black Cap, Silvertip. Head up about 8 miles at there will be a branch that heads off to the right. Once you reach this area the route will be obvious. You can also get to Mt. Gakona from the Canwell Glacier, about 3 miles south of the Castner access,head up about 12 miles up the glacier. There is an A-frame on each glacier that is usable for $1 a night. Have fun it's a beautiful area with little traffic.